Fort Niagara statement of account with Edward Pollard
NamesGreat Britain. Army. Lincolnshire Regiment (Creator)Pollard, Edward (Associated name)Smith, Francis, 1723-1791 (Associated name)
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1773 - 1774
Library locationsManuscripts and Archives DivisionShelf locator: MssCol 2449
TopicsSix NationsIndian traders -- North AmericaIndians of North America -- Commerce -- Great Lakes Region (North America)Indians of North America -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775New York (State) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775Old Fort Niagara (N.Y.)Great Britain. Army -- Colonial forces -- America
NotesFunding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical DescriptionExtent: .02 linear feet 1 volume
DescriptionStatement of account (4 pages) of the British Army's garrison at Fort Niagara with trader Edward Pollard from 1773 December 25 to 1774 July 8, for sundries furnished to Indians, and the services of an interpreter and a blacksmith. Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith of the 10th Regiment of Foot commanded the garrison and its dependencies. Sundries consisted of rum, tobacco and pipes, blankets, clothing, paint, knives, flints, and ammunition, often provided to groups of Native Americans upon their departure from the Fort. Those recorded include Caughnawagas, Cayugas, Chippewas, Hurons, Kickapoos, Mississaugas, Oneidas, Onondagas, Ottawas, Senecas, Tuscaroras, and Indians from Detroit and the Ohio Country. The document bears instructions from Smith to Francis Hutchinson, secretary to General Haldimand in New York, for payment to Edward Pollard; Pollard’s signature; and an endorsement by Anthony Farrington acknowledging receipt from Gabriel Maturin by order of General Thomas Gage, dated Boston, 1774 August 31.
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IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19432922MSS Unit ID: 2449Archives collections id: archives_collections_2449Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7206e180-79c8-0133-22eb-00505686a51c
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